Events

The HBCU Data Science Consortium hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including:

  • Annual Conference: The Consortium's flagship event is an annual conference that brings together HBCU students, faculty, and professionals from the data science community. The conference features keynote speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.
  • Professional Development Workshops: The Consortium offers workshops on topics such as data visualization, machine learning, and data ethics to help members develop their skills and knowledge in data science.
  • Webinars: The Consortium hosts webinars on a regular basis that cover a variety of data science topics and feature industry experts as speakers.

HBCU DSC June 2024 Salon Where to Start with Data Education Pillar

Join us for our summer salon session, where Mr. Walter Shields will be the guest speaker. Mr. Shields talk will focus on data science education. Walter Shields is the founder of the Walter Shields Data Academy. This session is free and held virtually.

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HBCU DSC Annual Data Science Celebration 2024 Bridging the Gaps Between the Pillars of Data Science

The HBCU Data Science Consortium presents its annual Data Science Celebration themed Bridging the Gaps Between the Pillars of Data Science, on April 19 - April 20, 2024 in Alexandria, VA. Join us as we cultivate our professional learning community and network around data science education and research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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Applications Closed Research Affinity Cohort Researcher Application (Summer 2024)

Research Affinity Cohorts (RACs) engage HBCU faculty and staff in hands-on data science research by connecting multidisciplinary investigators to develop research that solves real problems in data sets and strives to remove bias and promote ethics, fairness, and validity. The RAC members will be actively involved in developing new research findings with actionable steps for a sustainable research program.

HBCU DSC December 2022 Salon Building Academic Partnerships and Engaging with the National Security Agency

Steven D. Cook is a Research Directorate Academic Partnership Advocate/Protagonist. Steven D. Cook has over 40 years of experience in the National Security Agency’s (NSA) primary functional area, enabling a competitive advantage for the Nation and our allies technically and analytically. He is a proud alum of North Carolina A&T State University and a Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated life member.

Karen D. Presley is the Deputy Director of the Office of Research and Technology Applications at the National Security Agency (NSA) where she leads a team of technology transfer (T2) professionals that create partnerships to accelerate the exchange of expertise between NSA and other government agencies, academia, and industry.